Emirates Airline has announced that it will be resuming its passenger flights to Erbil in Iraq on August 15, 2015.
The airline will offer four weekly services to the city on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, to be operated by an A330-200 aircraft.
Remarking on the news was divisional senior vice president commercial operations centre, Emirates Airline, Sheikh Majid Al Mualla: “We have been closely observing the situation in northern Iraq and upon a comprehensive review of our operations as well as a detailed risk assessment that is in line with Emirates’ safety standards, we decided to recommence our services to Erbil. This will help support the wider business community in resuming their activities in Erbil which had been disrupted by conflict.”
“As a precautionary measure, we are redirecting our flight path to and from Erbil, resulting in longer flight times for our passengers. The safety of our passengers, crew and aircraft are taken extremely seriously and will not be compromised,” he added.
On Mondays, services to Erbil will depart Dubai at 06:45, arriving in Erbil at 09:20. The return flight will take off from Erbil at 10:45 and will arrive in Dubai at 14:55. Flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays will depart Dubai at 13:15, arriving in Erbil at 15:50, while return flights will depart Erbil at 17:25 and arrive in Dubai at 21:35.